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The Corsair Glaive RGB Gaming Mouse is a more mainstream version of the company’s flagship product.

We put the famous Corsair Glaive RGB gaming mouse through its paces and gave it a thorough review. Here’s everything we learned during our investigation! Check to see if it is worthwhile for you.

Corsair may have attempted to create a more mainstream flagship mouse with the Glaive RGB, as the M65 was previously considered the halo product at the top of the stack. The M65, on the other hand, is a first-person shooter (FPS) gaming mouse that makes some questionable design choices that aren’t for everyone. A more conventionally shaped mouse, the Corsair Glaive RGB is well suited to users who prefer to use their palms rather than their claws.

In this review, we’ll be looking at Corsair’s offering in the form of the Corsair Glaive RGB. Aside from the custom PixArt PMW3367 optical sensor, Corsair claims that the Glaive RGB has several advantages, including interchangeable thumb grips. These features increase the Glaive RGB’s modularity and make it more appealing to a broader audience who its ergonomics might otherwise put off.

When the Glaive RGB first went on sale, it was priced at $69.99, making it the most expensive of its competitors, including the Razer DeathAdder Elite and Razer Lancehead, who were nearby. It is currently available for purchase between $50 and $60, depending on the style (black or aluminum).

I’ve spent a significant amount of time using the Glaive as my primary vehicle. With it, I’ve worked on a variety of projects in Microsoft Office, photo editing, searching through my music collection on Spotify, and of course, playing video games.


Even though Corsair’s packaging for the Glaive RGB sticks to the company’s well-known black and yellow color scheme, it does include an excellent front that folds away like a door, revealing more information about the mouse on the inside.

After opening the box, you’ll find the product documentation, additional magnetic thumb rests, as well as the actual mouse. The thumb grips are packaged in a soft felt bag for storage, which is a nice touch and contributes to the Glaive RGB’s reputation as a high-end gaming mouse.

Design and Functionality

The Corsair Glaive RGB is marketed as a high-end ergonomic mouse for right-handed users who want to maximize their productivity. The Corsair Glaive RGB is a giant mouse, measuring 4.95″ x 3.6″ x 1.8″ (L x W x H) and weighing 122g. It is not a tiny mouse, however.

Because of its contoured shape, the Glaive RGB is naturally suited to a palm grip gripping style. Corsair prioritized ergonomics in their design, as evidenced by the Glaive’s body’s well-proportioned, contoured shape, which is highly comfortable and maybe reminiscent of techniques such as Razer’s DeathAdder, which is also highly satisfied.

Weight is something that some people may be concerned about; at 122g without cables or accessories (such as the thumb grips), it’s a substantial rodent. In my opinion, and as someone who prefers a heavier mouse, the Corsair Glaive RGB is a perfectly weighted and balanced mouse in every way. When using lighter mice, I tend to have problems with inadvertent lift-off.

The Corsair Glaive RGB has a matte black finish, which means it will most likely fade and wear over time, or it will develop a “shine” after prolonged use, depending on your preference. Nonetheless, it provides a tactile, grippy feel that cannot be replicated by glossy finishes such as the one found on Corsair’s M65 RGB Elite gaming laptop. The Glaive is available in two variations: one with aluminum accents and another with completely plastic construction. The all-plastic version is slightly lighter in weight, weighing approximately 120g.

The Glaive features three-zone RGB lighting that is both effective and stylishly executed, though the palm area does become a little warm due to the backlit logo. Additionally, five DPI indicator lights are located on the mouse’s top, each of which corresponds to a different DPI setting. The DPI indicator lights are strategically placed for the most part, but they can be easily obstructed by your hand when using the camera.

To make Glaive’s style as inclusive as possible while not alienating those who prefer something different, three different thumb grips are included. This is one of the most notable features. Even though this is a matter of personal preference, I can vouch for the quality of the grips in question. There’s no chance of them dislodging or rattling because they all feel incredibly durable, usable, and well-fitting in their respective positions.


This sensor, a custom Corsair derivative of the highly regarded PMW3360, is at the heart of Glaive’s performance. The PMW3360 is still widely considered to be one of the best sensors available on the market, and it has since given rise to the PMW3391, a newer Corsair variant.

When evaluating the Corsair Glaive RGB, I put it through a rigorous test with Destiny 2, Anthem, The Division 2 open beta, Battlerite, and Final Fantasy XIV, among other titles. Although the Glaive is marketed as an FPS mouse, it does not have any inherent characteristics that make it a more appropriate choice for FPS games than other games. I discovered that the Glaive performed equally well – and admirably – across a wide range of genres during my testing.

Glaive tracked quickly and accurately in first-person shooter games such as Destiny 2, with no signs of abnormal behavior from the sensor during testing. The aiming felt precisely as expected, and while the Glaive does not include a dedicated sniper button, one of the side buttons can be easily programmed to serve as a substitute.

When evaluating button quality in MOBA and MMORPG games, I prefer to use more “clicky” titles such as Battlerite and Final Fantasy XIV. Corsair doesn’t scrimp on quality, as the usual Omron switches with a life expectancy of 50 million clicks are present. No signs of pretravel were evident during my time with the titles mentioned above, and the controls were tactile and provided responsive feedback.

Finally, due to its design, the Corsair Glaive RGB did not exhibit any signs of angle-snapping or jitter.


I’ve said it before, but I’ll repeat it for the sake of clarity in this context. While Corsair’s iCUE software is one of the more capable options available for peripheral software, it could benefit from a little more refinement. Although not quite as good as Logitech’s or SteelSeries’, Cougar’s UIX System is not as rough as Logitech’s or SteelSeries’.

There are numerous customization options available for the Corsair Glaive through the use of ice. To begin, surface calibration should be performed, followed by a visit to the DPI tab, where DPI levels should be set. As well as the obligatory RGB lighting to experiment with, there is also a sound system to enjoy.

You can also configure options such as angle snapping (which is not recommended), lift-off distance, and enhanced pointer precision, among others.

Finally, a decision has been reached.

As evidenced by the Glaive RGB and the more recent Ironclaw RGB (which we’ll be reviewing shortly), it appears that Corsair is attempting to establish a more mainstream flagship mouse. Because Logitech is a company that is probably better known for keyboards than mice, at least in terms of peripherals, it would make sense for them.

While the Corsair Glaive RGB is not as ergonomic as some of Corsair’s other designs, it is a more comfortable mouse than some of Corsair’s different techniques, especially for gamers. The thumb grips also provide a reasonable amount of customization, which is lacking on a lot of the nearby competition, which is a bonus.

The Corsair Glaive is a versatile mouse that performs admirably in just about any genre you throw at it, even though Corsair markets it as a first-person shooter mouse. It’s more than suitable for RPGs, MOBAs, and other similar games. It’s well-constructed, the buttons have a satisfying click, and the sensor works as expected.

The Glaive may not be suitable for everyone. A heavy mouse weighs anywhere between 120g and 127g, depending on whether you choose the aluminum or plastic version. The fact that it’s a big mouse might make it a little challenging to control if you have smaller hands. Finally, even though it is significantly less expensive than at launch, it is still not a remarkably inexpensive mouse.

The Corsair Glaive RGB, on the other hand, continues to be one of the more comfortable and compelling gaming mice on the market, in my opinion.

Mam na imię Ahmad. Jestem pisarzem treści z Polski. Piszę blogi i artykuły o technologii.


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